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Species Sphinx canadensis - Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Sphingidae (Sphinx Moths)
Subfamily Sphinginae
Tribe Sphingini
Genus Sphinx
Species canadensis (Canadian Sphinx - Hodges#7807)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphinx canadensis Boisduval, 1875
Wingspan 70-85 mm.
Similar to Hermit Sphinx, Sphinx eremitus, but has no white reniform spot. (1)
Northeastern North America: Newfoundland south to Kentucky, west to Manitoba, Arkansas.
May-September, two broods southward.(1)
Tuttle (2007), Wagner (2005) report larval host is black ash (Fraxinus nigra).(2)(3)
Print References
Boisduval, J. [1875]. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes., Spec. Gén. Lépid. Hétérocères, 1: 93.
Covell, C.V., 2005. Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths. Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 35, pl. 5, fig. 7. (1)
Hodges, R.W., 1971. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 21. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 62; pl. 5, fig. 1. (4)
Tuttle, J.P., 2007. Hawk Moths of North America. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc. p. 81; pl. 7, fig. 7. (2)
Wagner, D.L., 2005. Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p. 252. (3)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.The Hawk Moths of North America, A Natural History Study of the Sphingidae of the United States and Canada.
James P Tuttle. 2007. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation Inc.
3.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 21 Sphingidae
Ronald W. Hodges. 1971. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems